Job Openings External Manufacturing Lead

About the job External Manufacturing Lead

As a result of an increasing global demand for their vaccines, the external manufacturing business area is growing rapidly at Bavarian Nordic. Thus, they are looking for an External Manufacturing Lead, who will drive cross-functional collaborations and oversee the coordination with CDMOs.

Lead implementation and life cycle management of CDMOs

As External Manufacturing Lead, you will oversee that all activities regarding Bavarian Nordics CDMOs are executed in accordance with project- and production plans. Moreover, you will lead the production and activities at the CDMOs and, when relevant, certify the start of new campaigns, validation activities, process confirmation activities, audits, etc. Furthermore, it will be your responsibility to ensure efficient operations in cooperation with quality assurance, the forecast and planning team, manufacturing development, and regulatory affairs. In addition, you are going to make sure that re-negotiation of contracts is occurring in order to increase the efficiency of the business. Likewise, you will develop a KPI system and reporting processes as well as reviewing and approving all project- and operations documents. Finally, you will oversee that QMS systems are in place and ensure that relevant requirements are implemented at the CDMOs.

Strong project leader with CDMO management skills

You hold a relevant M.Sc. degree combined with several years of experience from the pharmaceutical- or biotech industry, where you have gained insights into various manufacturing processes. It is crucial that you have prior experience in working with CDMOs as well as cGMP and possess a solid understanding of authorities expectations to both drug substance and drug product manufacturing. Furthermore, you have excellent project management and interpersonal skills. You thrive in taking the lead in planning and organizing a project team to ensure important information is shared with key stakeholders and deadlines are met. You need to be able to collaborate with different cultures and navigate at all business levels. To succeed in this role, you need a customer-oriented mindset, commercial edge, and excellent stakeholder management- and coordination skills.

Persistent pioneering within innovative vaccine development

Join Bavarian Nordic and embark upon a transformative journey towards becoming one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by advancing in innovation, manufacturing, and commercialization. The recruitment process is carried out by Venaris Executive Search ( For more information regarding the position, please reach out to Executive Search Consultant Sofie Rudbech Mathisen on +45 25121162. All requests will be handled confidentially. If this position is for you, do not hesitate to apply by uploading your CV - it is not necessary to include a cover letter.

Bavarian Nordic

Bavarian Nordic is a fully integrated vaccine company focused on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of life-saving vaccines. The company operates its own commercial-scale manufacturing facility in Kvistgaard, Denmark. At Bavarian Nordic, they strive to uphold their purpose of improving and saving lives by always ensuring that their DNA is present in every phase of the entire work process. By 2025, Bavarian Nordic aspires to be one of the largest pure play vaccine companies by investing in innovative vaccine development, commercial excellence and becoming the best-in-class manufacturer.